5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group

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5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
Active 1968–present
Country Canada
Branch Canadian Army
Size 1 regiment each of armour, artillery and combat engineers, 3 battalions of infantry
Part of 2nd Canadian Division
Garrison/HQ CFB Valcartier
Motto French: Allons-y (Let's go)
March "Allons-y"
Website http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/5gbmc/accueil-home-eng.asp

5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (French: 5e Groupe-brigade mécanisé du Canada) (5 CMBG) is a Canadian Forces brigade group that is part of 2nd Canadian Division of the Canadian Army. It is based at CFB Valcartier, near Quebec City, Quebec. The brigade group is the formation responsible for the majority of francophone units of the regular army.

Units[edit]

5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group CFB Valcartier
5 CMBG Headquarters & Signal Squadron CFB Valcartier
12e Régiment blindé du Canada Armoured CFB Valcartier
5e Régiment d'artillerie légère du Canada Artillery CFB Valcartier
5 Combat Engineer Regiment CFB Valcartier
1st Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Mechanized infantry CFB Valcartier
2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Mechanized infantry Quebec City
3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Light infantry CFB Valcartier
5 Service Battalion Service battalion CFB Valcartier

Three regular force units of other formations (430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron and 5 Field Ambulance of Canadian Forces Medical Group) are collocated with 5 CMBG at CFB Valcartier and work closely with the brigade group, but are not officially a part of it.

History[edit]

During the 1970s and 1980s, the 5th was the primary formation of the Canadian Air-Sea Transportable Brigade Group (CAST), supported by additional artillery and light armour units, as well as two wings of Canadair CF-5 aircraft. The CAST mission was disbanded in 1989.

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